FILE - In this July 17, 2014, file photo, Michael Behenna stands on land that he helps work in Medford, Okla. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
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former soldier who killed Iraqi prisonerTrump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday.Behenna was paroled in 2014 and had been scheduled to remain on parole until 2024 .A military court had sentenced Behenna to 25 years in prison.Oklahoma's two Republican Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe hailed the pardon, thanking Trump for giving Behenna "a clean slate".Oklahoma's attorney general first requested a pardon for Behenna in February 2018 and renewed his request last month.
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